[dahyn] /daɪn/

noun, Physics.
the standard centimeter-gram-second unit of force, equal to the force that produces an acceleration of one centimeter per second per second on a mass of one gram.
Abbreviation: dyn.
the cgs unit of force; the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 centimetre per second per second to a mass of 1 gram. 1 dyne is equivalent to 10-5 newton or 7.233 × 10-5 poundal

metric unit of force, 1873, from German use of Greek dynamis “power” (see dynamic (adj.)); perhaps also influenced by French dyne, which had been proposed c.1842 as a unit of force in a different sense.

dyne (dīn)
A centimeter-gram-second unit of force, equal to the force required to impart an acceleration of one centimeter per second per second to a mass of one gram.
The unit of force in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to the amount of force required to give a mass of one gram an acceleration of one centimeter per second.


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